Rumplestiltskin, also nicknamed Rumple, is one of the main characters of Once Upon a Time. Rumple was once a normal man turned evil by the Dark One's magic. After losing his son, he became obsessed with making deals, and, more so, collecting in on them, most of which aided his ultimate goal of being reunited with Baelfire. In the town of Storybrooke, Maine, after the casting of the Dark Curse, Rumplestiltskin lives as Mr. Gold, the enigmatic owner of the local pawn shop, as well as the town itself. Gold remains aware of his life before the curse and plays a key role in breaking it so that he can leave town and find Bae, with his need to satisfy revenge often getting in his own way and leading to events such as him providing the town with magic, which he views as power. However, unforeseen circumstances lead to Baelfire's death, and Rumple is left at a loss. His thirst for power could be his undoing, threatening dearly the relationship he has with his true love Belle.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-C physically. At least 7-C with Magic, possibly 7-A | Likely 5-B

Name: Rumplestiltskin, Mr. Gold, Rumple, Crocodile, The Beast

Origin: Once Upon a Time (OUAT)

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown, Probably hundreds of years old

Classification: Human, Sorcerer, The Dark One

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Swordsman, Magic, Immortality (Types 1 and 8, reliant on the dagger), Resurrection, Fire Manipulation, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Regeneration (At least Mid-Low), Healing, Heart Extraction (Can magically penetrate a person's chest and literally remove the hearts of other living beings without killing them and use them to control the owner or kill them by crushing the heart), Precognition, Shapeshifting, Enchanting Objects, Transmutation, Earth Manipulation, Summoning, Paralyzing of others, Sleep Inducement, Extrasensory Perception, Shield Creation, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Projection, BFR, Absorption with the Sorcerer's Hat, Mind Manipulation, Smite, Sealing with the Box of Pandora, Reality Warping

Attack Potency: Street level physically (Able to break a neck with one hand). At least Town level with Magic (One of the most powerful beings in the OUAT verse; stronger than Jafar (Who could wipe Agabah off this earth), Ingrid (Who froze all of Arendelle), The Evil Queen (Who created Storybrooke with the Dark Curse), and the Black Fairy; even respected by a deity like Hades), possibly Mountain level (Was the only one capable of truly killing Peter Pan) | Likely Planet level (Used a piece of the Olympian Crystal to become one with all the magic of the planet, and as such should at least be comparable, if not superior, to the Genies Jafar and Aladdin, who are capable of creating entire alternative worlds), can ignore conventional durability with Heart Extraction, Transformation and others abilities

Speed: At least Subsonic+ (Should be comparable, if not superior, to Nimue as the Dark One)

Lifting Strength: Class 25 with Telekinesis (via powerscaling from the Evil Queen/Regina)

Striking Strength: Street Class physically

Durability: Unknown

Stamina: Infinite (The power of the Darkness keeps the Dark One energized and thus they don't need sleep and don't suffer from sleep deprivation)

Range: Several dozen meters with Fire Manipulation, Telekinesis, Transmutation, Energy Projection, Absorption, Sealing, Immobilization and Sleep Inducement; At least Planetary with Teleportation

Standard Equipment: The Dark One's Dagger, Excalibur, The Sorcerer's hat, Magic Gauntlet, Crystal Ball, Memory Potions, True Love Potion, Dark Curse, Pandora's Box, Fairy Godmother’s Wand, Black Fairy's wand, Magic Beans, a piece of the Olympian Crystal, Several Portions and other Items

Intelligence: High. He has an extreme knowledge and understanding of spells, potions, and other topics related to magic, allowing him to do impossible things for common magic users

Weaknesses: The Dark One's Dagger (The Dark One is magically bound to obey the commands of whosoever holds the Dark One's Dagger and can be summoned by it, and, it is the only weapon capable of killing them, however, whosoever kills the Dark One, becomes the new Dark One), Limits of Magic (Rumple cannot change the past, revive the dead, or make someone fall in True Love), Squid Ink (It can paralyze any magical being or user), The Price of Magic (Even the Dark One is subject to the Price of Magic, one of its most fundamental laws), Lack of Magic (Both the Dagger's and the Dark One's powers are useless in an area with no magic in it, rendering the Dagger a worthless knife, and the most powerful known wizard a mortal man), Enchanted Cuffs (As shown onscreen, cuffs that are enchanted to block magic have the same effect on him as anyone else), Olympian Crystal (Has the power to erase any being in the OUAT universe from existence)

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Heart-ripping: Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold can magically penetrate a person's chest and literally remove the hearts of other living beings without killing them and use them to control the owner or kill them by crushing the heart.
  • Transformation: Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold can change an object's or person's form/appearance in a variety of ways. He is able to casually spin straw into gold or transform people into objects and animals.
  • Teleportation: He is able to transport himself and others within a realm, as long as the exact location is known. Furthermore he can transport objects and persons even from far away. Can trap persons in the Infinite Forest, like the Evil Queen.

Key: As the "Supreme Dark One" | When merged with Storybrooke's magic



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